Former Republic Of Ireland manager Brian Kerr has been named the new boss of the Faroe Islands.

Kerr has signed a contract to 2011, and will oversee the development of football in the islands as well as managing the national team.

"After a recent approach from the General Secretary of the Faroe Islands FA - Isaac Mikladal - I am delighted to accept a position that will see me work with the Faroe Islands Football Association in all areas of the development of the game in their country, in parallel with coaching the national senior team," Kerr said.

"It will be a very interesting and difficult challenge, but one I look forward to getting my teeth into. I have been extremely impressed with the ambition and enthusiasm shown by everyone at the Faroese FA, and other key figures I have met who are involved in the development of the game there.

"It has always been my intention to go back into coaching and management. To this end, I have spent some of my recent time acquiring a FIFA Pro Licence and have continuously studied new technical developments and trends in the game, at both club and international level."